Sharmila Rathinam and Sunita Shastri based the non-profit group, Eat Pleased Now in June 2022. Their mission is “Fixing for starvation by rescuing wholesome meals going to landfill and delivering it actual time to these in want, by means of nonprofit companions.”
Eat Pleased Now connects the availability and demand for surplus meals by means of know-how through the use of their meals/grocery supply app.
In simply over seven month of beginning this group, over 21,000 kilos of meals have been recovered and delivered to over 12,500 meals to people who find themselves meals insecure. The corporate caters to each attainable homeless shelter and meals financial institution in Bellevue, in addition to different cities on the Eastside and North Seattle.
Founders, Rathinam and Shastri consider that each human has a proper to entry wholesome meals and that it shouldn’t be a privilege. They try to repair the disconnect that has created a excessive proportion of produce that’s wasted (40%). ReFED, an organization that identifies complete meals waste recycling options for companies of all sizes within the US, estimates that decreasing meals waste by simply 20% nationally, will assist to get well 1.8 billion meals a yr.
Eat Pleased Now’s in nice want of meals donors within the Bellevue space, in addition to volunteers to assist with their mission.